What's on in Aberdeen this winter?

It’s time to make memories this winter by getting the family together and enjoying some of these fantastic events. There’s something for foodies, a festival for those who love an enthralling crime novel, as well as the return of the beloved light festival ‘SPECTRA’.

Here is just a handful of the brilliant events coming to Aberdeen over the next few weeks, but don’t forget you’ll find even more by visiting our What’s On page.

Aberdeen Restaurant Week – Monday 16 to Sunday 29 January

You’ll forget that the January blues ever existed when you indulge in this foodie fortnight that has over 40 participating restaurants, each serving up delicious menus at heavily discounted prices!

Starting from just £10, there has never been a better time to try somewhere new for tea, or to return to some old favourites. Traditional Scottish cuisine, scintillating Spanish dishes, fantastic vegan and vegetarian options - #ARW2023 is serving up an array of unforgettable options for you and your friends to sink your teeth into.

Click here to find out more.

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Image credit: Aberdeen Inspired

SPECTRA – Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 February

Scotland’s leading urban light festival is returning to the Granite City in February to light up the winter nights with extraordinary light and sound experiences.

Expect interactive sculptures, architectural projections, and more intricate displays throughout the city centre.

Here’s all you need to know about this unforgettable experience.

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Image credit: SPECTRA Festival / Artwork credit: Fantastic Planet by Parer Studios

Granite Noir – Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 February

Dare to be there at Aberdeen’s crime writing festival, Granite Noir! An atmospheric city steeped in history and culture, Aberdeen provides the perfect setting for this popular event.

There’s a jam-packed programme of events for you to enjoy that includes the chance to meet popular crime writers, enjoy film screenings, watch hilariously improvised shows, and more.

Check out the programme here.

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Image credit: Aberdeen Performing Arts

P&J Live’s Winter Lineup

Entertainment never stops at P&J Live, and this winter will be no different as they have unveiled a generous lineup of events packed with variety including a motorcross event, a wedding exhibition, Comic Con Scotland (NE) and more.

Did Granite Noir peak your interest? Then you’ll love ‘The Makings of a Murderer’, where Scottish detective David Swindle unravels what really makes a serial killer tick.

Click here to see P&J Live’s lineup.

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That’s not all!

From the UK’s top comedians delivering gut-busting performances, to wonderful musicals where the whole family can get involved, winter in Aberdeen promises an array of unmissable events.

To see the full list of events coming to the Granite City, please click here.

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